I died once.
My wings fell off
As I was carried further and further down.
My light extinguished
As I slowly became a part of the ground.
Withering away until I was no more
With only one particle left,
That particle being my soul.
A soul you cared for, A soul you could still see.
My only wish
Is that you didn’t die with me.
Gameedah Riffel is 21 years old and lives in Cape Town.